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article 05 March 2014 World, Ukraine
Both Russia and Ukraine are home to talented computer engineers (Reuters)
Ukraine suspects Russia as source of cyber attack on MPs

A cyber attack on Ukraine from inside the Russian-controlled Crimea region has hit the mobile phones of its members of parliament, the head of the country's security service says.

article 27 November 2013 Politics, United States
Pattern-of-life analysis is helping the NSA, police and companies make the most of huge amounts of data.
Why big business and the NSA sift through your data patterns

"Pattern-of-life" analysis has emerged as a new buzz term in revelations about the National Security Agency. But what is it? And how does it connect shopping with spying?

video 26 November 2013 World, Estonia

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Estonia's president: 'I expect to be spied on' - video

Tooman Hendrik Ilves tells Channel 4 News about his plans for a European cloud server and admits he is not worried about his emails being intercepted.

article 28 August 2013 Science
New York Times offices (Reuters)
Syrian Electronic Army pulls off 'Fort Knox' hack

Pro-Assad hackers take the New York Times offline and disrupt Twitter. Experts say they could have carried out one of the biggest cyberattacks ever seen.

article 27 June 2013 Science
How to protect your digital footprint (G)
How to protect your digital footprint

After revelations about the extent to which government agencies monitor our online data, the Data Baby and MWR InfoSecurity has a list of hints and tips to help keep your searching private.

article 13 June 2013 World, China
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by Hacking: is the US as bad as China?

Cyberhacking was a source of tension between Washington and Beijing even before Edward Snowden made his revelations of serial snooping by US security services. Now he details Chinese targets.

video 11 June 2013 UK

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Could you live a life of total anonymity? - video

As the debate over government data snooping rages, Channel 4 News speaks to one man who lives a life with no trace. No emails, no phone, no bank account: in other words - you don't officially exist.

article 11 June 2013 World, European Union
Email connections graphic (Getty)
by Prism: the spying software reading your email and Facebook

You would expect the Prism spying software scanning the world's email for terrorism to be cutting-edge, but experts say it is not much smarter than a search engine. But how does it work?

article 16 May 2013 Science
Three Lulzsec members are sentenced to between 20 and 32 months for hacking offences. But from the beginning, the Lulzsec group stood in stark contrast to the secretive profiles of other hackers.
Geoff White by LulzSec hackers handed jail sentences

Three LulzSec members are sentenced to between 20 and 32 months for hacking offences. But from the beginning, the Lulzsec group stood in stark contrast to the secretive profiles of other hackers.